Think Different: Live Chat on Urban Religious Communities (Past Event)

Date + Time

November 6-7, 2009

Quick Summary

Think Different was a two day Cardus conference, sponsored by World Vision and the Canadian Urban Institute, (re)imagining the role of religious communities in the urban environment. Featured keynotes included Christine Elliot, John Tory, Glen Murray and Karen Hamilton (Canadian Council of Churches).

Details

Cardus, World Vision and the Canadian Urban Institute teamed up to host "Think Different: Live Chat on Urban Religious Communities" on November 6-7, 2009.

Featured keynotes included Christine Elliott (MPP Whitby-Oshawa), John Tory (Community Leader) and Karen Hamilton (Canadian Council of Churches). Also featured the book launch of Think Different—Urban Religious Communities: Problem Solvers or Trouble Makers? (edited by Geoff Ryan and Robert Joustra). The photo album from the event can be seen here.

Agenda, Friday

6:30 pm Welcome: Geoff Ryan

6:45 pm

Dinner Plenary: Christine Elliott, M.P.P.
7:45 pm Responses & Discussion:

  • Kevin Moore, City Hope
  • Jane Pitfield, former Toronto Councillor
9:00 pm Conclusion

Agenda, Saturday

8:00 am Welcome: Geoff Ryan

8:15 am

Breakfast Plenary: John Tory, Community Leader

9:00 am Health Break
9:30 am Response: Glen Murray, President Canadian Urban Institute
10:00 am Panel Discussion:

  • Heikki Walden, Real-Estate Agent
  • John Horwood, Richardson Financial Partners
11:30 am Health Break

12:00 pm

Lunch Plenary: Karen Hamilton, Canadian Council of Churches

1:30 pm Health Break
2:00 pm Panel Discussion:

  • Paul MacLean, Executive Director Potentials
  • Dani Shaw, former PMO staffer
  • Don Meredith, GTA Faith Alliance
3:00 pm Conclusion: Geoff Ryan

Date + Time

November 6-7, 2009

Location

St. Paul's, Bloor Street
Toronto, Ontario